Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

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James_Smith
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Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

Post by James_Smith »

I go to System Settings > Sound and I see that there's a slider for subwoofer, but it's greyed out.

I found another post from 2012 on this forum in which a guy had the same problem, but his solution didn't work for me.

It's not a big deal, but it would be kind of nice to use it.

And, because I know one of you will ask, here's this:

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mac@mac-Lenovo-Y50-70-Touch ~ $ sudo inxi -Fx
[sudo] password for mac: 
System:    Host: mac-Lenovo-Y50-70-Touch Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20349 v: Lenovo Y50-70 Touch serial: 3455893200774
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo Y50-70 Touch v: 31900058Std serial: CB32012447
           Bios: LENOVO v: 9ECN43WW(V3.03) date: 08/12/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19156
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 2539 MHz 2: 2400 MHz 3: 2605 MHz
           4: 2554 MHz 5: 2495 MHz 6: 2553 MHz 7: 2400 MHz 8: 2459 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 860M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia
           tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac: e8:2a:ea:57:8f:b4
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: f8:a9:63:39:cc:23
           Card-3: Atmel usb-ID: 003-003
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 4000.8GB (52.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT1024MX size: 1000.2GB temp: 30C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: FA_GoFlex_Desk size: 2000.4GB temp: 0C
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: TOURO_S size: 1000.2GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 442G used: 224G (54%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.09GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:47C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 244 Uptime: 45 min Memory: 2225.7/15963.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35 
sudo apt-get --purge remove macOS

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Re: Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

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Is it considered impolite to bump posts around here?
sudo apt-get --purge remove macOS

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Re: Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

Post by ave10s »

honestly i have the same issue. installed Mint 18.1, everything is working flawlessly, yet the subwoofer doesn't work at all on my Lenovo Y50... even in the sounds settings, i can't tweak the subwoofer level. Something's off, i have no idea what it is.

did you get to solve this issue from your end?

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Re: Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

Post by James_Smith »

ave10s wrote:honestly i have the same issue. installed Mint 18.1, everything is working flawlessly, yet the subwoofer doesn't work at all on my Lenovo Y50... even in the sounds settings, i can't tweak the subwoofer level. Something's off, i have no idea what it is.

did you get to solve this issue from your end?
No, I didn't. It's not that big of a deal, but I'd like to at least have it working to play with.
sudo apt-get --purge remove macOS

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Re: Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

Post by ChristiaanV »

Same problem here. Only to of supposedly 5 speakers work, witch is no huge deal, but it would be kinda nice to have it working.

Lenovo Ideapad Y7000

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chistiaan@chistiaan-Lenovo-ideapad-Y700-15ISK ~ $ sudo inxi -Fx
System:    Host: chistiaan-Lenovo-ideapad-Y700-15ISK Kernel: 4.4.0-66-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 80NV v: Lenovo ideapad Y700-15ISK serial: PF0PXQGV
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Allsparks 5A v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial: PF0PXQGV
           Bios: LENOVO v: CDCN53WW date: 09/19/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20735
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 2286 MHz 2: 1735 MHz 3: 1104 MHz 4: 1429 MHz 5: 963 MHz
           6: 1262 MHz 7: 2545 MHz 8: 917 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia tty size: 103x38 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-66-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlp8s0 state: up mac: 58:fb:84:8d:95:8c
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: c8:5b:76:77:74:2d
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.1% used) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB temp: 37C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 9.9G (73%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:35C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 233 Uptime: 12:02 Memory: 1617.9/15875.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Re: Subwoofer on Lenovo computer: how to get it to work?

Post by JusTertii »

Hey,

I don't use subs, but a quick google suggested a couple of options:

edit /etc/pulse/default.pa and add this line at the end:

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load-module module-combine channels=6 channel_map=front-left,front-right,rear-left,rear-right,front-center,lfe
(from here

or otherwise, this looked pretty promising...


FINALLY!!!!! After doing some reading and weaving of solutions, I got mine

So ... Who wants subwoofer sound ? It's so freaking totally worth it!

Before starting, please note that these are the ONLY steps required.

Install alsa-tools-gui
Code:

sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui

Access Jack retasking
Code:

hdajackretask

Select the Realtek ALC663 Codec
Check the "unconnected pins" option

Go down to pin with id: 0x16 and check "override"
Set it to "Internal speaker (LFE)"

This is nicely concealed in the following link on asus for arch

click on "Apply now"

Don't close jack retasking


Open sound settings to make sure that the mode(not play sound through) of your sound is "Analog Surround 4.0 Output" seen in the following
over on the ubuntu forums... here

Hope that helps!

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